Darren is responsible for the conservation of the RAF Museum aircraft and was closely involved in the recovery, transportation and conservation of the Dornier Do17, which was lifted from the seabed off the Kent coast near Deal on 10 June 2013 after 73 years in its watery grave.
The following images provide some background to the aircraft recovery and clean up and although there is an identification plate, the true identity of the aircraft has so far not been established with certainty. It is believed to be a Do17Z registered 5K+AR and serial number 1160.
|High resolution scan of the Do17 resting on the sea floor.|
|This Do17 was built by Henschel under licensed from Dornier|
|Do17 on the barge after recovery from the English Channel|
|Barely recognisable as an aircraft never mind a Dornier Do17|
|The fuselage after removal of the sealife that was encrusted |
on all surfaces, effectively preserving the aircraft
Brief history of the Dornier D017
|Dornier Do17 Three View Drawing|